August 2, 2013- Basketball Coaching News from the NBA, AR, CO, IA, IL, KY, ME, MT, NC, NE, NM, SC, TX, & WI

  1. Men’s basketball: Sean Kearney joins Tad Boyle’s CU Buffs (CO) Brush News Tribune. “The Colorado basketball program lost four decades of experience when Tom Abatemarco left in June to take an assistant coaching job at Loyola Marymount, but …”
  2. Downey hired as AD, boys basketball coach at Bigfork (MT) Daily Inter Lake. “It was a good opportunity to be the athletic director and be a head basketball coach, most places do not offer both,” Downey said of accepting the job at Bigfork.”
  3. Navarro hires former women’s coach Landers as its men’s … (TX) Corsicana Daily Sun. “Landers spent a year between TVCC jobs at Baton Rouge Community College, where he was the athletic director and women’s basketball coach. He went 22-6 …”
  4. Former Santa Fe High hoops coach Rodriguez inducted into Hall (NM) Santa Fe New Mexican.com. “That’s what the sign outside of Bobby Rodriguez’s office said during his tenure as Santa Fe High’s boys basketball coach. Rodriguez was inducted into the New …”
  5. Corliss Williamson Will be an Assistant Coach for the Sacramento … (AR) The Epoch Times In this Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, Central Arkansas basketball coach Corliss Williamson gestures during the first half against UNLV in an NCAA college
  6. Shelby’s Hollifield named East-West boys coach for 2014 all-star clash (NC) Shelby Star. “Shelby High boys basketball coach Aubrey Hollifield, on the sidelines during a 2A regional contest in Greensboro last season, will serve as the head coach for …”
  7. Harriman turns down Purdue offer (NE) Lincoln Journal Star. “The Nebraska men’s basketball coach was able to retain assistant coach Chris Harriman after Purdue made a serious, heavy push to hire Miles’ assistant.”
  8. Foreman fires Terry Head (IL) Aurora Beacon News. “Foreman fired basketball coach Terry Head on Friday. Head was told the move was due to budget cuts. Foreman Head Coach Terry Head reacts to refs call.”
  9. Pacelli grad McNiff named UW-Oshkosh assistant (WI) Stevenspointjournal. “Pacelli graduate Kelly McNiff will be an assistant women’s basketball coach at UW-Oshkosh.”
  10. De Pere’s McNiff officially hired as UWO assistant women’s … (WI) Green Bay Press Gazette. “She was officially hired on Friday to be an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. “We talked about having goals in life, and …”
  11. UMaine names former Lee postgrad coach as assistant for men’s … (ME) Bangor Daily News. “Former Lee Academy postgraduate boys basketball coach Deshon Gaither has been named an assistant coach of the University of Maine …”
  12. UK Basketball: Former Lady Vol Brittany Jackson impressed with job … (KY) Central Kentucky News. “She’s a former Tennessee Miss Basketball and played in multiple professional leagues before … Even (former UK) coach Mickie DeMoss did a great job as well.”
  13. Jimmy Garrity named head coach at Anderson University (SC) WECT-TV6 “I am extremely and truly honored to be named the head women’s basketball coach at Anderson University,” Garrity said. “I would like to thank Dr. Whitaker and …”
  14. Rowan returns to coach Lady Hubs (IL) Rochelle News Leader. “From 2005 to 2007, Tony Rowan assisted former Lady Hubs head basketball coach Kay Dobbs and was the head sophomore girls basketball …”
  15. Duncan takes over L-M boys basketball program Muscatine Journal. “New Louisa-Muscatine High School boys basketball coach T.J. Duncan is clear about one thing. Defense will be his Falcons …”
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